• South Korea floods, landslides kill 14
    SEOUL, August 4 (Reuters): Fourteen people were killed and more than 1,000 people forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain - South Korea's longest monsoon in seven years - triggered floods and landslides, authorities said on Tuesday. Heavy rain, which has also battered China, Thailand, Myanmar and India in recent days, inundated farmland and flooded parts of major highways and bridges in the capital, Seoul. The victims included three New Zealanders from the
  • 5 more die as flood situation in Assam remains critical
    Guwahati, July 26 (PTI): The flood situation in Assam remained critical with five more persons losing their lives, while nearly 25 lakh people have been affected by the deluge in 23 districts, an official bulletin said on Sunday. Barpeta and Kokrajhar districts reported two deaths each and one fatality was reported from Morigaon district, according to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). With this, the total number of people losing thei
  • Amit Shah dials Meghalaya CM after flood ravages state
    NEW DELHI, JULY 21 (IANS): Faced with the raging flood situation in the North East India which has now affected Meghalaya as well, killing at least 5, Union Minister Amit Shah spoke to the state Chief Minister, on Tuesday. "Loss of lives due to the floods in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya is very disturbing," Shah said. He added that he has spoken to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to assure him "all possible help" from the Central government. "Nation stands
  • PM speaks to Assam CM over flood situation
    NEW DELHI, JULY 19 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured all support to Assam in dealing with the flood havoc, which has claimed 81 lives so far this year. Discussing the flood situation with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the phone, Modi also enquired about the Covid-19 scenario and the ongoing efforts to douse the raging blaze at the Oil India’s Baghjan gas well. “Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji took stock of the contemporary situa
  • Landslide in China's Hubei buries nine after heaviest rain in years
    BEIJING, July 8 (Reuters): A landslide buried nine people on Wednesday in China's Hubei province, the People's Daily newspaper reported, after some of the heaviest rain in decades brought floods that have killed more than 100 people.   The landslide occured in Huangmei County in the early hours and efforts were being made to rescue the people, the newspaper said.   From June 1 to July 7, accumulated rainfall in the regions of Hubei, Anhui, Zhejiang an
  • Rain, flood hamper Assam oil well fire dousing, capping efforts
    Guwahati, June 29 (IANS): Heavy rain and subsequent flood continued to hinder operations to put out the fire and cap a leaking oil well in eastern Assam's Baghjan, officials said on Monday. Natural gas from Oil India Limited's (OIL) oil well had begun leaking more than a month ago whereas it caught fire three weeks ago. Since then, efforts are on to cap the well. OIL officials said that heavy rain in nearly a week in Baghjan in Tinsukia district had inundated the area
  • 30,700 people of 5 Assam districts affected by flood
    Guwahati, May 25 (PTI): Over 30,700 people in five districts of Assam were affected by flood that displaced nearly 9,000 people in Goalpara district and damaged standing crops, according to an official report said on Monday. A total of 127 villages in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Darrang and Goalpara districts were submerged while 579 hectares of crop area is now under flood water, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) bulletin here. Members of the national and s